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Former Aide To Former S Korean President Gets Jail For Concealing Corruption

Woo Byung Woo, former senior presidential secretary for civil affairs arrives at the National Assembly in Seoul on Thursday for a parliamentary hearing

SEOUL -- A former aide to former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was sentenced Thursday to two and a half years jail for seeking to conceal the corruption scandal leading to Park's impeachment.

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Palestinian Dies Hours After Arrest By Israeli Forces

Yasin Omar Saradeeh

RAMALLAH -- A Palestinian man died a few hours after he was arrested by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Jericho, the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC) said Thursday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Syrian Forces Enter Kurdish Controlled Neighbourhoods In Aleppo

DAMASCUS -- Syrian government forces has entered Kurdish controlled neighbourhoods in the northern part of Aleppo city, northern Syria on Thursday, said a UK-based watchdog group as reported by China’s Xinhua news agency.

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Moderate Earthquake At Seram Indonesia

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KUALA LUMPUR -- A moderate earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale, struck the island of Seram, Indonesia at 3.22 pm today, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department.

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India Doctors Remove World's 'Largest Brain Tumour'

Doctors in India who have removed a 1.8kg (2.2lbs) brain tumour from a 31-year-old man say it could be the largest in the world.

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Justin Trudeau's 'Bollywood' Wardrobe Amuses Indians

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When it comes to breaking out the traditional Indian outfits, no one is quite as committed as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, says the BBC's Ayeshea Perera.

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Merkel Calls For Europe To Step Up To Global Challenges

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BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday the European Union needed to develop a response to growing global political and economic pressures and that this would be the spirit of an EU summit this week.

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Karla Souza Alleges She Was Raped By A Director Early In Her Career

Karla Souza, an actress known for her role in ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder," alleged in an interview with CNN she was raped by a director early in her career.

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Oil From Sunken Iran Tanker Reached Japan Shores: Coast Guard

Pic: ReutersTOKYO: Oil that reached islands in southern Japan earlier this month is highly likely to have come from the sunken Iranian tanker Sanchi, the Japan Coast Guard said on Thursday.

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UK Improves Offer To Return Devolved Powers After Brexit, Scotland Wants More

Pic: ReutersEDINBURGH: Britain’s government has made a “considerable offer” to ensure all devolved powers transfer back to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after Brexit, it said on Thursday, but a Scottish minister said it was not enough.

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